Sport Psychology is the scientific study of mind and behaviour in the particular context of sport and physical activity, whether this is at an elite, youth or recreational level. Sport Psychologists investigate the learning and performance of motor skills, the facilitation and optimisation of sport performance and the impact of personality and motivation on performance.
You will consider social variables affecting behaviour and performance in sport on the development of personality, social relationships and behaviour.
The programme specifications for this subject can be downloaded below.
Why choose this subject?
The courses and topics available to study include:
The standard offer level is a minimum of 300 UCAS points, including a minimum of two A/A2 levels or equivalent. In addition, applicants must have GCSE Mathematics grade C or above (or equivalent).
Sport Psychology is a BSc Single Honours course, UCAS code C891
A Sport Psychology degree equips you with the necessary tools and knowledge to pursue a career in the field. Your degree will confer eligibility for Graduate Basis for Chartered Membership (GBC) of the British Psychological Society, allowing you to apply for training as a professional psychologist in any area of psychology.
The degree provides an excellent foundation for employment in lifestyle consultancy, occupational psychology, health psychology, counselling, sport coaching and teaching – although some require further training.